PRN Advanced Practitioner - Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care (Levine Children'sHospital)

Position Number: 00157818

Employment Type: PRN

Shift: Variable/On Call

Shift Details:

Standard Hours: PRN - Minimum of 4 hours/week

Department Name: LCH Nursing Support

Location: Carolinas Medical Center

Location Details: 

 

 

 

The Congenital Heart Center at Levine Children’s Hospital (LCH) and Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute (SHVI) is actively seeking an Advanced Clinical Practitioner to join their team of providers in the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit.  The Congenital Heart Center has been recognized as a leading center in the region and has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the 50 Best Children’s Hospitals in the nation in pediatric cardiology and heart surgery.  The Congenital Heart Center performs roughly 450+ congenital heart bypass cases per year and 350+ cardiac catheterizations per year.

 

Job Summary

The CVICU NP or PA responsibilities include providing comprehensive care to all patients in the CVICU in collaboration with the attending physicians; rounding daily and providing minute by minute acute management of pediatric patients with congenital and acquired heart disease with a goal of 24/7 coverage. Weekends, nights and holiday rotation required. Schedule is very conducive to providing work-life balance.

The ACP functions independently in the inpatient critical care clinical settings in a primary hospital. Patients are typically intubated on ventilators and/or have hemodynamic instability. The focus is on very invasive procedures and the hemodynamic management of very critical patients. Manages ventilator settings, vasopressors and solve complex clinical cases.

 

Essential Functions

  • Performs initial and periodic medical history, physical examinations, and daily assessments.
  • Records findings of examinations, assessments and plan of care.
  • Writes appropriate prescriptions and administers medications.
  • Orders and interprets laboratory and radiology examinations.
  • Determines treatment plan for patient.
  • Documents all patient encounters, records observations, interventions, and actions in a medically appropriate manner on the patient's medical record.
  • Demonstrates appropriate critical thinking, interpersonal skills and the ability to prioritize and concentrate.
  • Acts as a patient advocate for the population served.
  • Attends, participates and contributes to group/practice meetings and development of policies and procedures when requested

 

Physical Requirements
Work requires walking, standing, sitting, lifting, reaching, bending, stooping, pushing and pulling. Must be able to lift and support the weight of 35 pounds in handling patients, medical equipment, and supplies. Must speak English fluently and in understandable terms. Must possess intact sense of sight, hearing, smell, touch, and finger dexterity. Must have the ability to react and perform in stressful situations.
 

Education, Experience and Certifications
Must have or be eligible for a DEA license. Approved to practice as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant in the state one works. Eligible for prescriptive authority application through the Board of Nursing or Medical Board in NC required. BLS for Healthcare Provider from AHA required with expiration date greater than 90 days from date of beginning practice. Demonstrates appropriate critical thinking, interpersonal skills, and the ability to prioritize and concentrate.
Nurse Practitioner
Masters Degree or Doctorate of Nursing Practice required. Acute care board certification required. License to practice as a Registered Nurse required. Certification in the area of practice from a nationally recognized certifying body required. ACNP, AGACNP or PNP-AC board certification preferred according to population served.
Physician Assistant
Graduate from an accredited Physician Assistant program required; Masters Degree preferred. Certification from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants preferred.

 

**Critical Care Experience required. Inpatient pediatric and/or pediatric cardiology experience highly preferred.

 

At Carolinas HealthCare System, our patients, communities and teammates are at the center of everything we do. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion allows us to deliver care that is superior in quality and compassion across our network of more than 900 care locations.

 

As a leading, innovative health system, we promote an environment where differences are valued and integrated into our workforce. Our culture of inclusion and cultural competence allows us to achieve our goals and deliver the best possible experience to patients and the communities we serve.

 

Posting Notes: Not Applicable

Carolinas HealthCare System is an EOE/AA Employer

Company
Carolinas HealthCare
Posted
03/24/2018
Type
Full time
Location
Charlotte, North Carolina 28201, US